Washington

Thelma R. Harris

Thelma R. Harris, age 68 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at home. She was born May 24, 1946 in Gainesville, Missouri to parents Charlie and Celia May (Casey) Harris.

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Roger Gene Hauenstein

Roger Gene Hauenstein, age 61, passed away in Seattle on April 6, 2015 after a lengthy battle with health issues. Roger arrived in this world on August 3, 1953, the oldest of four children born to Glenn and Glenna Hauenstein.

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Stuart Irwin

Stuart Irwin passed away while at home on the morning of February 18, 2015 at the age of 77. Stuart was born September 9, 1937 in Miller, South Dakota to Robert and Frieda (Kruse) Irwin.

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Regina ‘Jean’ Harden Jacobs

Jean was born Regina Madelyn Magill on July 15 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was called on February 16 2015 by her lord and savior to be with him in heaven. She was 92-years-old.

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PUD still treading water on Similkameen, Enloe Dam

The Okanogan County Public Utility District #1 (PUD) Feb. 23 meeting saw options still being weighed regarding the fate of Enloe Dam. Commissioner John Houston reported being in contact with a Washington, DC law firm to have a letter drafted requesting an extension on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license to begin construction on the Enloe Dam Hydroelectric Project. The current deadline for the PUD to begin construction is July 1, 2015.

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Cheryl Ann Sylvester

Cheryl Ann Sylvester passed away on January 22, 2015 at age 67 at her home in Virginia, succumbing to a very rare disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disorder. She was born in Tonasket, Wash. on September 27, 1947. She was one of three children of William and Donna Sylvester.

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Cops & Courts

Superior Court
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Michelle Lynn Carden, 26, Omak, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree DWLS. Carden was sentenced to five months in jail and fined $1,110.50 for the Sept. 16, 2014 crimes.

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Will Oroville become the next ‘Pendleton?’

Seriously, the next “Pendleton?” No, not the rodeo, but the manufacture of fine wool clothing, like shirts, pants and coats. If the local chapter of the North American Wool Co-op has their way it will – at least the area would become known for their signature products, made from locally produced fibers and woven at a locally owned and operated mill.

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Flood watch remains in effect until late tonight

NWS SPOKANE 11:50 AM PST THURSDAY DEC 11, 2014
OKANOGAN COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a portion of North Central Washington, including the east slopes of the North Cascades, the Okanogan Valley and the Wenatchee Area through late tonigh

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North Valley Hospital prepares for Ebola

TONASKET – With the arrival of Ebola Viral Disease to the United States, North Valley Hospital District is responding quickly with a mandatory education and training session for our nearly 230 member staff. Although the chance of Ebola reaching Okanogan County is unlikely, we feel that it’s very important to circumvent the problems that the Texas hospital incurred with staff being unprepared to handle patients with Ebola and want to mitigate any risk there may be to our staff and community.

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